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Roads: Yorkshire and Humberside

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the damage caused to the highway network in the East Riding of Yorkshire as a result of flooding in 2007; and what additional sum is to be paid to the East Riding of Yorkshire council to compensate for the damage. (201290)

In January 2008 East Riding of Yorkshire council submitted a claim to my Department for funding of £6.095 million to repair damage to their roads caused by flooding in 2007. The authority received an interim settlement in March in respect of £2.25 million. This covered £1.087 million funding to the authority to cover the costs identified and supported by evidence and a local contribution of £1.163 million representing 15 per cent. of their 2007-08 Local Transport Plan capital highway maintenance allocation.

Discussions have been held with the authority regarding the evidence they need to provide to support the remaining £3.845 million costs in their claim. The Department will consider whether further funding should be paid to the authority in the light of further evidence.